‘The original intent for the new procedures was to provide a faster and cheaper alternative to litigation, and if the rules are properly implemented, this can still be achieved.’
Sure, these post issue admin reviews are ‘faster and cheaper’…for large repeat infringers.
To the contrary, we believe the large infringers who wrote that law never intended those proceedings as a way to better resolve patent disputes, but as a way to allow them to more easily rob and crush their small competitors. Either way, that is exactly what they have done.
All these proceedings do is offload all the expense of patent disputes onto those least able to afford them -inventors and other small businesses. They run up their expenses and delay justice until small competitors go bankrupt long before they can ever get to court to enforce their rights. They separate the haves from the have-nots. There is good reason why former CAFC chief judge Rader referred to these proceedings as ‘death squads killing property rights’. Any proceeding which denies or substantially reduces any American’s right to trial by jury must be abolished.
Still, we agree with you that director Iancu needs to filter out advice from large serial infringers (thieves) and those who work for or have close ties to them, including those who promoted AIA -no matter what industry, profession or sector. We view anyone who participated in or promoted that bill as having strong ties to large infringers, or otherwise having been commandeered by them. All they do is push large infringer Chinese style propaganda. We believe it is essential to now purge the PTO of all large infringer infiltrators and cronies.
Further, while we believe fee diversion is an issue and small entity fees in general, there are many issues we believe are far more important. A complete list of what we believe the most important issues are sequenced by their importance to inventors can be found at:
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